British Downhill and Marathon National Championships

Steve Peat and Rachel Atherton took the top honours at the National downhill championships at Bringewood. On a swelteringly hot day, beneath clear skies, the competitors had to tackle a tight, technical and very dry course, with deep dust gathering on the lower sections and making the going unexpectedly slippery.

In the inaugural Marathon National Championships, Caroline Jackson & Nick Craig defied the hot competition as well as the fierce heat, and rode into history, claiming the first National Marathon Championship Jersey's.

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